The City of Hutto was notified by its financial institution on Monday, August 14 that the City has experienced a potential cybercrime. City funds in the amount of $193,000 were transferred to an illegitimate account impersonating a known vendor. The financial institution has assured the City that there is no further risk of being defrauded by this account again and no personal information was involved in this criminal activity.
The City has filed a police report with the Hutto Police Department and an investigation is currently underway. The Hutto Police Department will work with other law enforcement agencies, as necessary, to complete a thorough investigation of this crime.
Cybersecurity is a top priority for the City of Hutto. Numerous measures and staff training are in place to mitigate situations like these. The City is looking at its internal procedures to see what, if anything, can be done to improve cybercrime defense.